Things around here are getting better. Let's say....about a three out of ten.
This is a far cry from the -4 we were at before, but shows we still have a lot of work to do.
And, my friends, it's been a lot of work.
Luckily, we were able to bring in the professionals, and that's made all the difference in the world.
The only other thing I have to say is that I'm so glad that 13 is an age you reach once, and only once, in your life.
In other news, the bees are starting to make brief forays out into the world. I'm a bit disturbed by the fact that many of the little ladies in front of the door have wax on their legs, as if they were ready to go play house somewhere else. But, they keep flying back into the hive, so maybe these are pretend run-aways? I'm really ot sure what to make of it. We're still getting snow off and on, and no flowers are in bloom ANYWHERE around here, so I've been giving them bit of sugar water here and there.
This past week, on the advice of previously mentioned professionals, we took the family out of the valley and went to the big city far away. We hit a bookstore, and I splurged. I've been seeing reference to Ashely's books on a few of my favorite blogs, and when I lay my very own little eyes on them in the store, I couldn't help myself. Out popped my wallet (rather, out popped Mr. Boom's wallet) and in the flick of the eye I owned Home Dairy and Keeping Bees. I'd like to blame this on the fact that Chirp-chirp refused to get out of the car, and we were hurrying, so I didn't have time to talk myself out of the purchase. Let's just go with that, shall we?